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Dem Rep Brutally Trolled for Wearing ‘Batgirl’ Costume to Congress: ‘It’s Batman!’

Dem Rep Brutally Trolled for Wearing ‘Batgirl’ Costume to Congress: ‘It’s Batman!’

Democratic Rep. Katie Porter wore a Batgirl costume to Congress for Halloween, and conservatives mocked her ruthlessly. 

In a series of tweets, the National Republican Congressional Committee shared photos of Porter in the tight-fitting spandex outfit — complete with cape and mask. The group slammed the congresswoman for “prancing around dressed as Batman” on the day House Democrats voted on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

“This is how seriously these clowns are taking impeachment,” the NRCC said.

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The Reagan battalion posted a full-body shot of the California congresswoman playing Batwoman, noting that “this is how she arrived to Congress today.”

 

Conservative Twitter personality Comfortably Smug relentlessly trolled Porter for hours, at one point sharing a video of her being confronted on the way into the restroom.

“Does Alfred get minimum wage?” an unidentified man filming the video asked, as Porter scrambled to close the door behind her. “If you returned the Batmobile, could you play for the Green New Deal?”

In defense of Katie Porter as Batgirl

Liberals, meanwhile, rushed to Porter’s defense.

The Young Turks’ Hasan Piker told the NRCC to “shut the f— up.”

Others defended the Democrat’s choice of attire as holiday-appropriate. Some accused her critics of misgendering her.

The Los Angeles Times’ Sarah Wire assured her followers that Porter did not wear the superhero costume to vote.

However, Washington Post congressional reporter Mike DeBonis caught Porter en route to doing just that. And photographic evidence abounded.

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According to DeBonis, when he showed Porter the NRCC’s takedown of her costume, the congresswoman protested: “Batgirl. It’s not Batman. It’s Batgirl.”

Porter joined all but two Democrats I’m voting for the resolution to set the ground rules for the impeachment inquiry. Zero Republicans joined them. The historic measure passed by a vote of 232 to 196.

Cover image: Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., wears a Batgirl Halloween costume to Congress in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 31, 2019. (Screen grabs)

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